ANNUAL BEAD SWAP
How It Works
Make a lovely bead
(or bead set or bead jewelry). Beginner's beads
are as lovely and as well as those of all other levels.
We were all beginners and sometimes our first beads are
our very favorites.
Wrap it up
beautifully or creatively (Note the McDonalds bag
in the photo! - there was a great bead in that).
Make sure that you DO NOT identify who
made the bead - either inside or outside the package.
- When you come to
the meeting there will be a place to drop off your bead.
- Every one will
pick a number from a hat - In this game a high number is
good to have.
The person who picked Number 1 selects and opens a gift.
it's Number 2's turn. Number 2 has a decision to make.
They can take the bead Number 1 has just
opened or select and open a different
bead. If Number 2 decides to take Number 1's bead, then
Number 1 gets to select a new bead from the unopened
pile and open it.
Number 3 can select a wrapped bead or take Number 1's
bead or Number 2's bead.
This continues until each person has had a turn. The
higher your number, the less chance of someone taking
the bead you picked. Until the very last (highest
number) person has their turn, nobody will know exactly
which gift they will end up with!!
- NOTE: Once a
bead has been "stolen" 3 times, it is out of play - in
other words the third person who steals a bead gets to
keep it - no one can take it from them.